It’s a simple fact that, after a while, a room starts to feel a little stale and boring. This is true with any room in your home, from your kitchen, to your bedroom, to your living room. Your bathroom is certainly no exception to this rule.
Fortunately, updating your bathroom and giving it a new look is not a daunting task. There are tons of small items you can add, and small projects you can undertake to give your bathroom a fresh, new look. These are 7 DIY bathroom improvements to consider.
Add new lighting
You’d be amazed at what a little lighting can to do help freshen up a room. Making use of ambient lighting, you can help to give you bathroom an entirely new feel and atmosphere. This will make it more cozy and inviting than ever.
Consider installing some lights under your vanity, behind your mirror, or behind your shelves. By adding just a bit of dim light in these areas, you will make your bathroom seem much bigger than it actually is. You can use colored or regular lights; whatever you wish to use in order to give your bathroom its own unique atmosphere.
Create a ladder towel hanger
Another great way to add style and individuality to your bathroom with a DIY project is by creating a towel hanger out of an old ladder. See if you can find an old wooden ladder at a thrift store or flea market. Once you have it in your possession, give it a nice paint job with the colors and styles of your choice.
Once you’ve done this, you can lean the ladder up against the wall and use the rungs as bars to hang different towels from. It’s a cheap, easy DIY project that will serve to give your bathroom a unique and identifiable look.
Use Jars for Storage
Don’t let all of those used jars go to waste! Every time you finish a jar of pickles . . . or moonshine, clean it out and use it for storage purposes in your bathroom. Using jars in this manner will give your bathroom a sort of rustic look.
You can store whatever you want in them, from q-tips, to toothbrushes, to a variety of other things. Not only will it give your bathroom a cool look, but it will also save you money and space on storage.
Add a slide-out drawer to your vanity
Reaching down and trying to dig things out of the bottom of your vanity can be annoying to say the least. Why not make the process easier by installing a slide-out drawer in the bottom of your vanity?
All you have to do is find a spare drawer and a sliding mechanism on which to stabilize it. Screw the sliding mechanism down to the surface of the interior of the vanity, and you’ll be ready to go. You can put a variety of different items in this drawer for easy access whenever you need them.
Build a cabinet-mirror for extra storage
A great way to install a body-length mirror and a storage cabinet at the same time is by creating a large cabinet mirror. To finish this project, you’ll need a long cabinet and a long mirror.
Once you have the necessary items, simply attach the mirror to the door on the cabinet with screws or nails. Having a long, but narrow cabinet/mirror will free up tons of space in your bathroom while also providing you with something to check yourself out in.
Make your own bath mat
A fairly easy DIY bathroom improvement you can make is to create a bath mat out of various trinkets. There are a number of different trinkets or items you could use, from wine corks, to spare pieces of carpet, to spare decking, and more.
A bathmat like this will not only serve a necessary function, but will give your bathroom an identifiable and unique look.
Install an additional shower rod
One of the easiest things you can do to give your bathroom more storage capabilities is to install an additional shower rod. Simply buy another shower rod and install on the inside of your shower a couple of inches away from the wall.
After it’s installed, you will be able to hang additional shower caddies onto it, giving you more space for shampoos, soaps, razors, and other bathroom necessities.
Author: Jessica Kane writes for Advance Online, a leading provider of web-based OSHA. DOT. and HAZWOPER training.